felice belle
Nuyorican SlamMistress: October 1999 until December 2002

Felice Belle is a poet and playwright. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and an MA in Creative Writing and Performance from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. In 2006, she was selected as one of the Real Hot 100, an annual list that celebrates positive young women who are breaking barriers and making a difference in their communities.

Felice has performed at PS 122, Town Hall, the American Museum of Natural History, the Apollo Theater, and various colleges and universities throughout the United States. Her poetry has been published in "Roots and Culture", "SLAM", "DrumVoices Revue", "Longshot", and "Bum Rush the Page".

Her short, "Joy in Repetition", was featured in the Hip-Hop Theater Festival (2002).  Her full-length play, "Tell the Truth Lying", premiered as part of the ROAR Theater Festival at the Nuyorican (2003) and her play "Definately" received a staged reading at the Real Theatre Works Fresh Voices Festival (2004).  She also created original poetry for the Vineyard Theatre production of "History of the Word" (2007). She writes the Stakes is High column for the blog Crucial Minutiae.

See National Teams/1999.

The "Farewell Felice" collectable Nuyorican SlamMaster's Magnet, given out on her last night as SlamMistress.